DriverMax

DriverMax

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3082 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.95
  • Total Downloads:
    13,765,265
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 21, 2011
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Your computer system's drivers tell your hardware and software what to do. Without up-to-date drivers, your system won't perform to its full potential and might even experience problems. Obsolete drivers can sometimes even leave vulnerabilities and security holes that have been fixed in updates that you don't have, and why? Because updating drivers is a nuisance falling somewhere between an oil change and a dentist's appointment, that's why; and it's worse still if you're the sort of user who depends on a PC yet has no earthly idea what goes on inside the box (and like it that way, thank you very much). So, get DriverMax from Innovative Solutions. This free cloud-based tool helps you download and install up-to-date drivers practically painlessly. You'll need to create a free user account to make DriverMax work.

DriverMax scanned our PC during setup and displayed our drivers in a compact view, with up-to-date drivers marked in green and those with available updates in red. The scan found eight available updates. We simply had to click Download to get the drivers, select More Options to view an information box with links to other drivers and options, or click a Help icon to access related information. The drivers all come from a variety of sites and often download and install in different ways, too, so the ability to view other available drivers and documentation can make a big difference.

When you download a driver in the free version of DriverMax, a Web page opens with information and a download link. The Pro upgrade downloads drivers directly within the DriverMax interface, but we don't have a problem with an intermediate step since "slow, steady, and careful" (and plenty of info) add up to trouble-free upgrades and smooth sailing from then on. Of course, you can also use DriverMax as a guide for updating drivers individually using their own programs (where available). DriverMax also backs up and restores your drivers (backup = good). DriverMax proved superior to similar driver maintenance tools we've tried, with a quality look and feel; we recommend it for users of all skill levels.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.6

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
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    out of 3082 votes

    • 5 star 1488
    • 4 star 837
    • 3 star 274
    • 2 star 161
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4 stars

"Improved my computer performance alot"

October 15, 2011  |  By PDevdatta

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.95

Pros

Automatically installs drivers

Cons

I did not find any.

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1 stars

"Leech-Ware"

October 08, 2011  |  By outbackonline

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.95

Pros

none to mention

Cons

hogs system memory, provides no more functionality that windows, screws up your permissions, scanner finds false positives, and worst of all it won't uninstall. Then to add insult, the makers keep sending spam promoting their "Uninstall Pro" software

Summary

Run for your life, do not install, do not look back, just keep running

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4 stars

"Get the latest drivers for your system"

October 02, 2011  |  By bobeld

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.95

Pros

Locates and installs the latest drivers for your system.

Cons

Free version is limited to two downloads per day.

Summary

Drivernax consistently finds the latest drivers for my system which is about 2 years old. It asks for feedback about how the driver worked for you so that others can see if it is a worthwhile download. Free users are greeted with a message that Drivermax servers are overloaded and you will have to wait (it's always 30 seconds - I think this is just a way of slowing down the free users). Download of large files (like video drivers) are slow while the download "pauses" to keep from "overloading" your system. (These unnecessary waits are included to nudge you to paying for the unlimited version.)

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4 stars

"free slow but other wise a good sorce for drivers"

October 02, 2011  |  By Mr_vamp

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.95

Pros

it seems perty good at finding your drivers and they work the signed ones any ways but over all is a very good program

Cons

the free account is very slow u can only download 2 drivers a day and when u have downloaded the driver its not removed from the list so u can make a mistake and redownload the same driver but other wise

Summary

this is a good all around good source for drivers but go with the full service its well worth the money and it helps them to keep it uptodate so it can stay a good sorce

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5 stars

"Great way to keep track and update your drivers."

October 01, 2011  |  By NeilKalmanson

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.95

Pros

Great way to keep track and update your drivers...duh!

Cons

The free app makes you go through some hoops, like waiting 30 seconds to get the update, but as Kevin Piera would say...hey, what do you want for nothing?

Summary

Win win!

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4 stars

"This is an excellent product"

October 01, 2011  |  By DACrouch

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.95

Pros

This does the job I want done.

Cons

No complaints

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4 stars

"So far, works like a charm"

September 30, 2011  |  By rickytic

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.95

Pros

Does everything it claims just as it should in little time and no effort

Cons

none observed so far

Summary

fine product and the price is right

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4 stars

"like this one"

September 27, 2011  |  By southerncrossc

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.95

Pros

you can have this software,I have been using this one for a long time,it brings me a lot of convenience,recommend it to you

Cons

nothing I can say

Summary

I like this program as a whole

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2 stars

"The free version isn't worth your time."

September 26, 2011  |  By ambullock77

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.95

Pros

It does a very good job finding drivers.

Cons

In the free version, you can only download two drivers per day.

Summary

If you can afford it, then it is a great program. If you can't then it is more trouble than it's worth.

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4 stars

"Good software, but see note **"

September 24, 2011  |  By wally_walrus

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.95

Pros

Very good software, gets the latest driver updates.

Cons

Irritating intrusive splash screen, can pop up at any time, and will disrupt games. Slow and limited.

Summary

Very good driver update software, and badly needed by PC users. However free users get slow and limited service With drivers it isn't crucial that they are updated immediately, so it isn't so bad that it is done methodically. ** Beware uninstalling this software, it will roll-back all driver installs to before it started updating. Presumably it takes all that information with it, rather unnecessarily spiteful and vengeful perhaps? but one can't expect generosity of spirit in a commercial software vendor, I suppose.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.95
Version 5.95 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date September 21, 2011
Date Added September 21, 2011
Version 5.95
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.45MB
File Name drivermax_7_47_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 13,765,265
Downloads Last Week 35,899
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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